Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Education Correspondent

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I focus stories on college students who are at a crossroads, particularly those on the first rung into higher education. Many of those students are trying to overcome academic and other challenges because they believe college will be the path to a better life. How do the people around them -- in their personal lives and at the institutions they attend -- help or hinder their success?

Stories by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Attorneys sue Compton Unified to address student trauma

Violence, abuse and other trauma creates an impairment in students, public interest lawyers say in a suit filed Monday. They want schools to address the issue.

California education groups mostly happy with budget plan

Gov. Jerry Brown's budget plan revision provided what many expected: a windfall for education. But not everyone is pleased with the results.

AG to California colleges: work with police on assault cases

Attorney General Kamala Harris told California colleges and universities to collaborate with local police in addressing student complaints of sexual assault.

California budget: How teachers, community colleges will use extra state funds

Gov. Brown's revised budget is due Thursday, and beneficiaries of an expected revenue windfall — schools and community colleges — know how they want to spend it.

Students help teach as district tackles Common Core math

The Downey Unified School District has taken an approach to math classes under Common Core that has students talking and teaching.

Ex-Corinthian students discouraged from for-profit colleges

Legal Aid warns former students of Corinthian Colleges against enrolling in another for-profit campus without understanding the impact on their student debt.

LAUSD board seeking fix for college prep requirements

A policy aimed at getting Los Angeles Unified students prepared for college threatens to derail graduation for students unless a solution is found.

Report: Latinos need support to increase UC admissions

Campaign for College Opportunity says Latinos are less likely to hold college degrees than other racial/ethnic groups, trailing in college readiness, enrollment and degree completion rates.

Jury sides against CSU students in $80M fee case

California State University system argued it should not have to reimburse millions of dollars to students who paid additional fees in 2009.

State graduation rates show 'unacceptable' gaps

Data show California's African-American and Latino students continue to graduate high school at rates lower than that of their white and Asian classmates.

Corinthian colleges closed, leaving students seeking answers

College officials — and the California Department of Consumer Affairs — have scheduled meetings with students beginning Tuesday after the campuses were closed.

Judge denies motion to rid high schools of 'phantom' classes

The Cruz v. California lawsuit alleges state education officials allow practices at public schools that deny students of significant amounts of learning time.

Parking ban on streets around some high schools stirs debate

Mission Viejo is the latest community to debate whether parking should be banned on public streets around public high schools for those other than residents.

Many parents feel uninformed about Common Core tests

A new survey by the Public Policy Institute of California indicates parents feel ill-informed about the new standardized tests underway in public schools.

LAUSD board OKs teacher contract, though deficit projected

The L.A. Unified board cleared the way for the teachers' agreement to go to union members for a vote, but officials estimate it will create a $559 million deficit.